Carnival Cruise Lines is a leader in contemporary cruising and operates 24 ships designed to provide fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Carnival Cruise Lines, which celebrated its 40 anniversary in 2012, is one of the most recognizable brands in the cruise business and carried over 4 million passengers in 2012, the most of any individual cruise brand. Carnival Cruise Lines has a broad appeal to families, couples, singles and seniors and carried more than 710,000 children in 2012. One common denominator among its guests is their desire for a truly fun and memorable vacation experience.

Carnival Benefits

As our employee, you are one of our most important resources, ensuring our success in providing quality cruise vacations for our guests. That’s why we offer our employees a highly competitive benefits program designed to meet your personal needs. Here’s an overview of the benefits we provide.

Health Care Insurance:

Employees may choose between an HMO or a POS (Point Of Service) plan that includes a discounted vision benefit. Your prescription coverage is provided through a nationwide network of participating pharmacies.

Dental coverage is also offered and can be purchased separately or combined with the medical plan.

Your health care coverage generally begins on the day after you complete 90 calendar days of continuous active eligible employment.

Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts ("FSAs"):

Employees may defer a portion of their pay, on a pre-tax basis, into an account for eligible unreimbursed health care and/or dependent care expenses.

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance:

Carnival provides life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance at no cost to employees.

Optional Life Insurance:

Employees may purchase additional life insurance on an after-tax basis at their own expense.

Long Term Disability Insurance:

Carnival also provides company-paid employee long term disability coverage in the event of total disability.

401(k) Savings Plan:

Carnival provides savings for retirement through a 401(k) plan effective on your first day.

Tuition Reimbursement Program:

Employees can receive tuition reimbursement after six consecutive months of employment.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan:

Carnival offers a stock purchase plan that provides eligible employees the opportunity to purchase Carnival Corporation Common Stock at a discount off of the Fair Market Value.

Child Development Center (Camp Carnival):

As our employee, you may take advantage of our child care center.

Employee Health & Wellness Center (Club Carnival):

Club Carnival provides employees with a full range of health & wellness activities.

Sick Time:*

Employees are entitled to 80 hours sick time annually.

Paid Time Off (“PTO”):*

Employees below the level of manager are entitled to 112 PTO hours annually. Employees can earn up to 192 PTO hours annually at 15 years of service.


Carnival observes six major holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

*If you are classified as part-time with benefits, your hours are slightly less due to your reduced work schedule.

Other Benefits

You may be entitled to quality cruise vacations on board any of our “Fun Ship” vessels.

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance which also includes Holland America Line, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line and Costa Cruises. Together, these member lines share a commitment to quality and value, offering cruise vacations that appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets and sail to some of the world's most exciting destinations.